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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco

Upcoming Event Information

October Lunch with Caltrans District 4 (Bay Area) @ Scott's Seafood
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Our chapter lunch features Doanh Nguyen, Caltrans District 4 (Bay Area) Acting Chief Deputy District Director.  The discussion will highlight upcoming business opportunities with District 4. Doanh has also served as Deputy District Director for Program/Project Management since 2014.  Responsible for all capital improvements and resources, Doanh collaborates closely with all local, regional, state and federal partners, private industries and the public to address the Bay Area’s transportation needs.


Thank you to our SILVER SPONSOR!

Holiday Midday Mixer @ Scott's Seafood in Jack London Square
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for a lunchtime event of live music, networking, tasty food, raffle, and holiday cheer!

Invited Past Speakers Attending:
Daniel Wade and Howard Fung, SFPUC; Mark Zabaneh, TJPA; and Doanh Nguyen, Caltrans D4

Online tickets are closed, but can be purchased at the door.

Thank you to our sponsors!


January Lunch with new BART GM: Robert Powers @ City Club of San Francisco
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us as we welcome Robert “Bob” Powers who took over as the 10th General Manager for BART in July of 2019.
A 20-year engineering veteran, Bob started his BART career as Assistant General Manager in Planning, Development and Construction and now oversees the $2.4 billion BART budget for 2020, which will include early plans for the much needed Second Crossing, TOD project development at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART Stations, 300+ additional rail cars to their Fleet of the Future, continuation of the Systemwide Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project, and ongoing infrastructure projects using Measure RR funds.

Thank you to our current sponsors:

GOLD: Wilson Ihrig and AECOM

BRONZE: Consolidated Engineering Laboratories

Additional sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

ACEC BBC, CMAA NorCal & WTS SF Present the A/E/C Proposal Symposium 2020: Alliances, Best Practices, and Winning Strategies @ Scott's Seafood, Jack London Square, Oakland
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This event is being co-hosted by the WTS SF Bay Area Chapter and the CMAA NorCal Chapter.

CMAA NorCal / WTS / ACEC BBC Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Forum @ Bay Area Metro Center
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

TOD’s are picking up great momentum throughout the Bay Area creating compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centered around transit centers. Come learn how TOD’s have and will create walkable communities that greatly reduce the need for driving and energy consumption.

Confirmed Speakers:
Special Guest Speaker – Ann Fryman, Legislative Aide, Senator Scott Wiener – Special Focus on Transportation, Land Use, and Housing Affordability. She will also present updates on SB 50, a bill that aims to build multi-family housing near transit areas and job centers and other transit priorities from the State and local level.

Keynote Speaker: Alix Bockelman, MTC Deputy Executive Director
VTA Speaker: Deborah Dagang, Director, Planning and Programming
SFDPW/ SFMTA Speaker: Tim Kempf, Project Manager, Potrero Yard Modernization, SFDPW
SFMTA Speaker: Rafe Rabalais, Long Range Asset Development Manager Facilities and Real Property Management (confirmed)
BART:  Sean Brooks, Director, Real Estate & Property Development

Learn About:

  • The role of the Construction/Program Manager/Owner Rep in TOD Projects
  • Project delivery strategies and lessons learned from previous TOD Projects
  • DBE/SBE Opportunities
  • Timeline on upcoming procurement/business opportunities for the CM, and A/E/C industries
Online May 6 Program: Best Practices for Virtual Business and Team Collaboration @ Via Zoom
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Zoom, Teams, and BlueJeans! Phone calls, video calls, content sharing! Whether you are connecting with your internal team or your clients, the business landscape requires everyone to approach business in a new way. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been using remote collaboration for years, or have only just embraced it now, there are best practices to learn and use for successful outcomes.

Wednesday, May 6th, 12-1pm
12:00 to 12:05 – Welcome, ACEC CA & BBC Announcements
12:05 to 12:50 – Presentations
12:50 to 1:00 – Q&A

Registrants will receive the ZOOM webinar link the morning of the event.

Speaker Bios
An outstanding communicator, Ben Shemuel intuits his TEECOM clients needs and helps them define, design, and realize their audiovisual visions, from simple to complex. An award-winning mentor, designer, and innovator, Ben has a vast history of successful projects ranging from corporate, to education, to civic, and beyond. And his relationship-building management style keeps clients coming back year after year.

Michael Green is the president and founder of Memory Spring and Co-Founder of Delta-4. Over the last 25 years, Michael has worked with many companies on improving performance in areas such as Business Development Performance, Team Building, Leadership, Presentations, and other areas. Some of Michael’s clients have included the AECOM, Arup, the Atlanta Braves, Burns & McDonnell, ICF, MWH Global, NBC, WSP, and others.

Robert “Bud” James, Ph.D., M.Div., BSCIT, brings 35 years of knowledge, leadership, and collaboration in information technology through leadership roles in, Oracle, BEA, and Unisys. He is a skilled orator and instructor, and a proud U.S. Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller Veteran.

Promoting SMPS SF Webinar: How to be a Strong Leader, Now and Always @ Via Zoom
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Event details HERE

ACEC BBC Webinar: Leaning into Improved Project Outcomes @ Via Zoom
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean construction is coming to the public sector.
Join us as we hear from design and construction experts on how Lean construction can be a competitive advantage for owners and designers.

Lean construction is a way to design systems to minimize waste of materials, time, and effort in order to generate the maximum possible amount of value.

Used for decades in private manufacturing and more recently in private construction, Lean construction and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) are being pioneered in the public sector by UCSF with its upcoming hospital tower design.

Our panelists will answer your questions on Lean construction, IPD, and how to use them to be competitive in today’s market place.

Wednesday, June 24
12:00 – 1:00 pm

ZOOM Webinar details will be sent to registrants the morning of the event.

Registration cost: Free for members (optional donation to the ACEC BBC scholarship fund); $25 for non-members.  All proceeds support the ACEC BBC scholarship fund.

Geoffrey Nelson is the Director of Project Development for the Boldt Company and leads preconstruction, business development and marketing.  Prior to Boldt, Geoffrey was the Director of Enterprise Development at Sutter Healths California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC).  Geoffrey is active in DBIA and is the Chapter Co-Chair and Programs Chair for the Sacramento Chapter.

Dan Goodman is a Project Manager with UCSF, working on the New Hospital at Parnassus Heights. Before UCSF, Dan worked as a mechanical and plumbing contractor. Dan has been active in LCI since 2009, and has been on the core team for the NorCal CoP since 2015.

Moderator, Jay Love is a Senior Principal at Degenkolb Engineers, with more than 40 years of experience. Jay was recently the structural engineer for the IPD delivered Sutter Health CPMC Hospital at Van Ness and Geary.

Dont know if your firm is an ACEC BBC member? Check here.